In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Thursday, December 3, 2009


After reading " Spot on cedar pond" this morning I was inspired to share what little bit of recycling I have done for my christmas gifts. I started wrapping some yesterday for my grandaughters (they wanted sparkley shoes) The paper is from the after Christmas sale so it was cheap but not free but the ribbon is saved from past years(free) If you want to wrap a pretty package it can really cost a bundle so I like to save what every ribbon, bags or papers I can and reuse them later it makes for some fun stories and memories.


Anonymous said...

Such good ideas to save money. Many times, bath soaps, candles etc. have ribbon or raffia bows and I save it all to put on gifts. Hope you and baby Ellie have a wonderful day.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh gosh, thanks for the reminder...must wrap gifts!

KathyB. said...

Pretty packages Alice, and I think you are the queen of Christmas and have always had the kind of mind that knows just what little ones and big'uns like for Christmas! ( your home-made caramels, hint, hint)

commoncents said...

Keep up the excellent work, this is very interesting!!
Common Cents

ps. Link Exchange?

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hey Alice! Playing catch up on the cold snowy morning! I always save the ribbon and I too buy my paper after Christmas for the next year!

Megan said...

My mom still uses tags for us that she has been using since we were babies. Not only is it a good way to recycle, it becomes SUCH a nostalgic tradition. I already do it for my kids too! :-)